Lies! Lies!! Lies!!!: The Psychology of Deceit / Edition 1by Charles V. Ford
Pub. Date: 06/28/1999
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
We learn to lie and to detect deceit as a developmental task. Dr. Ford's concept is that lying is part of the bridge between one's internal world (beliefs, perceptions, expectations, fantasies) and one's
Who lies? Not just children, politicians, advertisers, and salespeople. Our co-workers lie. Our friends lie. Our relatives lie. And we lie to them. Everybody lies.
We learn to lie and to detect deceit as a developmental task. Dr. Ford's concept is that lying is part of the bridge between one's internal world (beliefs, perceptions, expectations, fantasies) and one's external world (reality). Lies work not only to deceive others but to deceive ourselves.
This book shines a spotlight on an understudied phenomenon that affects us all as we raise children, choose a relationship, move forward with a career path, or buy a used car.
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- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
Table of Contents
Everybody lies. Defining deceit: the language of lying. The biology of deceit. Learning to lie: developmental issues in deceit. Why people lie: the determinants of deceit. Styles of deception: the role of personality. Pathological lying. Living a lie: impostors, con-artists and persons with the Munchausen syndrome. False memories, false accusations, and false confessions. Detection of deceit. Technological detection of deceit. Therapeutic approaches for the deceitful person. Effects of deception. A psychology of deceit: conclusions and summary. Epilogue. References. Index.
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